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Barnhoorn A., Verheij J., Frehner M., Zhubayev A. and Houben M., 2018

Experimental identification of the transition from elasticity to inelasticity from ultrasonic attenuation analyses
Geophysics 83, MR221-MR229, doi:10.1190/geo2017-0534.1
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Zhong X. and Frehner M., 2018

E-Wave software: EBSD-based dynamic wave propagation model for studying seismic anisotropy
Computers and Geosciences 118, 100-108, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2018.05.015
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Lupi M., Frehner M., Weis P., Skelton A., Saenger E.H., Tisato N., Geiger S., Chiodini G. and Driesner T., 2017

Regional earthquakes followed by delayed ground uplifts at Campi Flegrei Caldera, Italy: Arguments for a causal link
Earth and Planetary Science Letters 474, 436-446, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.006
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Nabavi S.T., Alavi S.A., Mohammadi S., Ghassemi M.R. and Frehner M., 2017

Analysis of transpression within contractional fault steps using finite-element method
Journal of Structural Geology 96, 1-20, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2017.01.004
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von Däniken P.A. and Frehner M., 2017

3D structural model and kinematic interpretation of the Panixer Pass Transverse Zone (Infrahelvetic Complex, eastern Switzerland)
Swiss Journal of Geosciences 110 653-675, doi:10.1007/s00015-016-0230-7
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Bakker R.R., Frehner M. and Lupi M., 2016

How temperature-dependent elasticity alters host rock/magmatic reservoir models: A case study on the effects of ice-cap unloading on shallow volcanic systems
Earth and Planetary Science Letters 456, 16-25, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.09.039
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Frehner M., 2016

3D fold growth in transpression
Tectonophysics 693, 183-196, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.01.002
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Frehner M., 2016

Paul Niggli Medal 2015 awarded to Marcel Frehner
Swiss Journal of Geosciences 109, 117-119, doi:10.1007/s00015-016-0213-8
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Frehner M. and Schmid T., 2016

Parasitic folds with wrong vergence: How pre-existing geometrical asymmetries can be inherited during multilayer buckle folding
Journal of Structural Geology 87, 19-29, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2016.04.004
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Shih P.-J.R. and Frehner M., 2016

Laboratory evidence for Krauklis wave resonance in fractures and implications for seismic coda wave analysis
Geophysics 81, T285-T293, doi:10.1190/GEO2016-0067.1
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Frehner M., Ling A.H.M. and Gärtner-Roer I., 2015

Furrow-and-ridge morphology on rockglaciers explained by gravity-driven buckle folding: A case study from the Murtèl rockglacier (Switzerland)
Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 26, 57-66, doi:10.1002/ppp.1831
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Frehner M., 2014

3D fold growth rates
Terra Nova 26, 417-424, doi:10.1111/ter.12116
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Frehner M., 2014

Krauklis wave initiation in fluid-filled fractures by seismic body waves
Geophysics 79, T27-T35, doi:10.1190/GEO2013-0093.1
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Saenger E.H., Madonna C., Frehner M. and Almqvist B.S.G., 2014

Numerical support of laboratory experiments: Attenuation and velocity estimations
Acta Geophysica 62, 1-11, doi:10.2478/s11600-013-0162-9
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Sala P., Pfiffner O.A. and Frehner M., 2014

The Alpstein in three dimensions: Fold-and-thrust belt visualization in the Helvetic zone
Swiss Journal of Geosciences 107, 177-195, doi:10.1007/s00015-014-0168-6
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Tisato N., Quintal B., Chapman S., Madonna C., Subramaniyan S., Frehner M., Saenger E.H. and Grasselli G., 2014

Seismic attenuation in partially saturated rocks: recent advances and future directions
The Leading Edge 33, 642-646, doi:10.1190/tle33060640.1
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Zhong X., Frehner M., Kunze K. and Zappone A., 2014

A novel EBSD-based finite-element wave propagation model for investigating seismic anisotropy: Application to Finero Peridotite, Ivrea-Verbano Zone, Northern Italy
Geophysical Research Letters 41, 7105-7114, doi:10.1002/2014GL060490
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Frehner M., 2013

Photograph of the month
Journal of Structural Geology 55, 196, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2012.09.010
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Madonna C., Quintal B., Frehner M., Almqvist B.S.G., Tisato N., Pistone M., Marone F. and Saenger E.H., 2013

Synchrotron-based X-ray tomographic microscopy for rock microstructure investigations
Geophysics 78, D53-D64, doi:10.1190/GEO2012-0113.1
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Sala P., Frehner M., Tisato N. and Pfiffner O.A., 2013

Building a three-dimensional near-surface geologic and petrophysical model based on borehole data: A case-study from Chémery, Paris Basin, France
AAPG Bulletin 97, 1303-1324, doi:10.1306/02261312120
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Burtscher A., Frehner M. and Grasemann B., 2012

Tectonic geomorphological investigations of antiforms using differential geometry: Permam anticline, northern Iraq
AAPG Bulletin 96, 301-314, doi:10.1306/06141110204
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Frehner M., Reif D. and Grasemann B., 2012

Mechanical versus kinematical shortening reconstructions of the Zagros High Folded Zone (Kurdistan Region of Iraq)
Tectonics 31, TC3002, doi:10.1029/2011TC003010
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Quintal B., Steeb H., Frehner M., Schmalholz S.M. and Saenger E.H., 2012

Pore fluid effects on S-wave attenuation caused by wave-induced fluid flow
Geophysics 77, L13-L23, doi:10.1190/GEO2011-0233.1
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Steeb H., Kurzeja P., Frehner M. and Schmalholz S.M., 2012

Phase velocity dispersion and attenuation of seismic waves due to trapped fluids in residual-saturated porous media
Vadose Zone Journal 11, vzj2011.0121, doi:10.2136/vzj2011.0121
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Tuitz C., Exner U., Frehner M. and Grasemann B., 2012

The impact of ellipsoidal particle shape on pebble breakage in gravel
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 54, 70-79, doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2012.05.018
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Frehner M., 2011

The neutral lines in buckle folds
Journal of Structural Geology 33, 1501-1508, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2011.07.005
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Frehner M., Exner U., Mancktelow N.S. and Grujic D., 2011

The not-so-simple effects of boundary conditions on models of simple shear
Geology 39, 719-722, doi:10.1130/G31957.1
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Quintal B., Frehner M., Madonna C., Tisato N., Kuteynikova M. and Saenger E.H., 2011

Integrated numerical and laboratory rock physics applied to seismic characterization of reservoir rocks
The Leading Edge 30, 1360-1367, doi:10.1190/1.3672480
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Quintal B., Steeb H., Frehner M. and Schmalholz S.M., 2011

Quasi-static finite element modeling of seismic attenuation and velocity dispersion due to fluid flow in partially saturated rocks
Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth 116, B01201, doi:10.1029/2010JB007475
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Frehner M. and Schmalholz S.M., 2010

Finite-element simulations of Stoneley guided-wave reflection and scattering at the tips of fluid-filled fractures
Geophysics 75, T23-T36, doi:10.1190/1.3340361
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Frehner M., Schmalholz S.M. and Podladchikov Y., 2009

Spectral modification of seismic waves propagating through solids exhibiting a resonance frequency: A 1-D coupled wave propagation-oscillation model
Geophysical Journal International 176, 589-600, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246x.2008.04001.x
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Holzner R., Eschle P., Dangel S., Frehner M., Narayanan C. and Lakehal D., 2009

Hydrocarbon microtremors interpreted as nonlinear oscillations driven by oceanic background waves
Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 14, 160-173, doi:10.1016/j.cnsns.2007.06.013
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Frehner M., Schmalholz S.M., Saenger E.H. and Steeb H., 2008

Comparison of finite difference and finite element methods for simulating two-dimensional scattering of elastic waves
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 171, 112-121, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2008.07.003
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Frehner M. and Schmalholz S.M., 2006

Numerical simulations of parasitic folding in multilayers
Journal of Structural Geology 28, 1647-1657, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2006.05.008
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Book chapters

Frehner M., 2018

Self- and peer-evaluation of individual project work: An innovative course assessment method to increase student motivation
Chapter 2 in Teaching Methodologies in Structural Geology and Tectonics (Ed: Mukherjee S.), Springer Geology Series, Springer Verlag, ISBN 978-981-13-2780-3, pp.5-42
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Zhong X., Frehner M., Kunze K. and Zappone A.S., 2015

A numerical and experimental investigation on seismic anisotropy of Finero peridotite, Ivrea-Verbano Zone, Northern Italy
in Materials Science and Engineering (Eds: Skrotzki W. and Oertel C.-G.), Volume 82 of IOP Conference Series, IOP Science and Publishing, 012072, doi:0.1088/1757-899X/82/1/012072
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Frehner M. and Exner U., 2014

Strain and foliation refraction patterns around buckle folds
in Deformation Structures and Processes within the Continental Crust (Eds: Llana-Fúnez S., Marcos A. and Bastida F.), Volume 394 of Geological Society, London, Special Publications, The Geological Society of London, pp. 21-37, doi:10.1144/SP394.4
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Frehner M., 2013

Krauklis wave initiation in fluid-filled fractures by a passing body wave
in Poromechanics V: Proceedings of the fifth Biot Conference on Poromechanics (Eds: Hellmich C., Pichler B. and Adam D.), American Society of Civil Engineers, ISBN 978-0-7844-1299-2, pp. 92-100
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Frehner M., Schmalholz S.M. and Steeb H., 2010

Wave Velocity Dispersion and Attenuation in Media Exhibiting Internal Oscillations
Chapter 24 in Wave Propagation in Materials for Modern Applications (Ed: Petrin A.), In-Tech Education and Publishing, ISBN 978-953-7619-65-7, pp. 455-476
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Steeb H., Frehner M. and Schmalholz S.M., 2010

Waves in Residual-Saturated Porous Media
Chapter 19 in Mechanics of Generalized Continua: One Hundred Years after the Cosserats (Eds: Maugin G.A. and Metrikine A.V.), Volume 21 of Springer Series Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics, Springer Verlag, ISBN 978-1-4419-5694-1, pp. 179-190
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2016: Habilitation Treatise

Computational Structural Geology and Rock Physics
Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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2009: Ph.D. Thesis

Numerical modeling of multiscale wave propagation phenomena in fluid-rock systems
Geological Institute, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, doi:10.3929/ethz-a-005862023
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2005: Diploma (Master) Thesis

Strain distribution of buckled multilayer systems and its influence on the development of asymmetric parasitic folds
Geological Institute, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, doi:10.3929/ethz-a-005872161
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